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Many people now manage their work and resources through digital platforms that offer flexibility and independence. However, these platforms can be exploitative and monopolistic, owned largely by a small number of Big Tech corporations which enable the precarious gig economy, exacerbate systemic inequalities and facilitate data surveillance and data capture.

Platform co-operatives are a potential route to a fairer, more inclusive digital economy, that generates tangible advantages for workers and consumers alike.

Equal Care co-op is a care & support platform co-op starting in the Calder Valley. It aims to change the way social care is delivered by creating trusted networks of professionals linked to family, friends and neighbours.
https://www.equalcare.coop/

If you want to know more about care co-ops, you can check out Nesta’s report
https://media.nesta.org.uk/documents/Nesta_Platform_Report_FINAL-WEB_b1qZGj7.pdf
How could platform co-ops be useful locally? Could somebody come and teach us about them?